IO2 SHIPPING PRACTICE
hours for reporting, the Collector of Customs may on
receiving a request in writing, allow bulk to be broken,
prior to report being lodged. This permission, however,
does not relieve the ship from its responsibility of reporting
within the stipulated period of 24 hours.
In the case of a steamer sailing outwards, the procedure
is reversed. The master must obtain a shipping bill for
stores, and present to the Custom House a report of the
cargo he is carrying outwards within six days.
He must also produce the light dues receipt, and his
clean bill of health before the clearance is obtained.
The master must on entry, but not clearance, attend the
Customs House in person and produce his papers, which
include the ship's register.
The documents required for Clearance are—
Register Victualling bill
Load line certificate Master's declaration
Wireless certificate Pilotage receipt
For coastwise without stores—
Application is then made to the pilot to see the ship clear
from the waters of the port.